Oneida County History Center has announced The Coney Island of Central NY: Sylvan Beach in its Heyday, a virtual lunchtime lecture set for Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
The lecture will delve into Oneida Lake and Sylvan Beach history with author and local expert, Jack Henke. Henke will talk about the park during its heyday (about 1900), and share facts and photos from the past.
Henke is the author of four books about Oneida Lake history including From “The Beach” to Brewerton: Stories of Oneida Lake, and Oneida Lake: “The Only Happiness” Place Names and History.
Jack Henke is a graduate of Hamilton College (BA), Brown University (MA), and Syracuse University (MSLIS). He taught social studies at Brookfield Central School for 37 years, and today, serves as a reference librarian at the New Hartford Public Library